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OFF Festival Katowice 2019 Dr. Martens returns to host singer-songwriters (and more!)

17.07.2019

Located midway between our two biggest stages, the Dr. Martens Stage might be the one of the OFF Festival’s more intimately sized venues, but it features excellent songwriters and intriguing bands that are anything but small. Come a little closer, and they just might sweep you off your feet. Here’s a rundown of the Dr. Martens Stage program at the 2019 OFF Festival: Friday, ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2019: A Venue for Music and Ideas

11.07.2019

OFF Festivals regulars will know that we care about the environment as much as we do about music, and we encourage others to do the same. Our efforts in past years won us an international Green’n’Clean award and a nomination for the European Green Operations Award. This year, we’re taking things one step further: we’re turning the festival entrance into a recycling center. Also, vegan ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2019: Asking Questions at the Literary Café

17.06.2019

The written word is like a musical score. The spoken word—be it whispered, screamed, or sung—well, that’s music. That’s why the Literary Café has been an integral part of the OFF Festival for many years, hosting conversations, readings, and performances, all of which revolve around words. The central theme of all the events at the Literary Café this year is the word “Why?” With a childlike ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2019: The Wealth of Polish Music

04.06.2019

Garage-rock guitars, country fiddles, rap, and trance techno: The latest additions to the OFF lineup prove just how original and brilliant Polish music is today. Trupa Trupa Trupa Trupa’s sophomore appearance at the OFF Festival is an overture to what they have in store for September. The band is slated to release their long-awaited album Of The Sun and set out on a triumphant ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2019: Piaskoffnica: Fun and games for budding OFF audiences

01.06.2019

As always, parents with young children are more than welcome at the OFF Festival, both in front of the stages (don’t forget to protect your tots’ sensitive ears!) and at our recreation and education area, which we like to call the Piaskoffnica. Our Piaskoffnica is run by Dorota Nowicka of Kokka Studio and the photographer Anna Gołębiewska. Both hail from Silesia, are passionate about design ...

From Tęskno to techno

13.05.2019

Start out with a set of acoustic dreamscapes and top it off with an industrial techno whipping: jarring contrasts are the building blocks of our festival. Today we add seven new artists to the OFF Festival lineup. Tęskno Rare is the band whose name complements its music as perfectly as Tęskno, which is Polish for “wistfully.” They could also have settled for “blissfully” or “warmly.” ...

Jarvis Cocker and Distant Journeys

08.04.2019

From Chicago’s clubs to the Icelandic wilderness and Polish roads: get ready for a trip around the world, all without leaving Katowice. Joining us will be Pablopavo i Ludziki, EABS feat. Tenderlonious, Hania Rani, Honey Dijon, Soccer Mommy, and P.Unity. What’s more, we’ll welcome one of Britain’s most important alternative artists, Jarvis Cocker. Jarvis Cocker introducing JARV ...

Foals and Stereolab join the lineup

19.03.2019

Stereolab, representing Britain’s illustrious musical past, its equally excellent present in the form of Foals, and Octavian, its bright future. These are just a few of the acts joining the OFF Festival lineup today. Get ready for the usual eclectic range: everything from folk music to cosmic metal. Foals One of Britain’s premiere indie-rock acts, the missing link between ...

Suede to Headline the OFF Festival!

05.03.2019

Suede, one of the most important guitar bands of the 90s, is coming to the OFF Festival on the heels of their excellent album The Blue Hour. They’re joined by the Masecki Jazz Trio, playing music from the Cold War soundtrack and more, and Polish punk legends Dezerter, performing their cult debut record. And get ready for more metal, soul, rap, synth-pop and the best in music ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2019: The Power of the Individual

28.01.2019

From Aldous Harding and Neneh Cherry to Electric Wizard and Lotic: Endless Power: As always, individuals, talented madmen, and creative outsiders are the driving force behind the OFF Festival. Aldous Harding This is an invitation to a party. But Harding’s Party, one of the most beautiful and riveting albums of 2017, is more of a folk-tuned meditation than a crazy night of dancing. It’s an ...